I need the experience of standing and waiting among a group of believers.
I need soft music or loud music, modern or so old I can hear my grandparents' voices in my head singing the same words - but I need hands to the sky or faces to the ground.
I need order of service and responsive readings.
I need corporate prayer of both kinds - the kind where we listen silently and the kind where we verbally participate.
I need bread, not a cracker, and wine in a cup.
I need oil on a forehead, not because it is magic, but because it is powerfully symbolic.
I need prayers that have hands attached to them and a prophetic word that is not so much about the future as it is about the present.
I need to pass the plate, light the candle, say the prayer, give a message.
I need reminding that "missions exists because worship doesn't."
I need quiet reflection.
I need to be given a word and I need to hear one.
I need going through verse by verse but also maybe I need announcements with a "hashtag boom."
(I don't need a clap offering. Or fog machines.)
I need to rock the babies and help the kindergartners and meet with the mamas and use my gifts that are beyond the stereotypical categories.
I need to give my two copper coins.
I need to worship like this.
Because "the glory of God is man fully alive."